Photo taken by Dr Al Overholt in Tehachapi, California, in the early 'nineties
Photo taken by Dr Al Overholt in Tehachapi, California, in the early 'nineties

With the demise of the oil and gas industry, and the introduction of non-fossil fuels for propulsion, the transportation industry will enjoy a new lease on life. There will be an initial collapse, of course, but it will be reborn with renewed vigour. Fuel costs, including related taxes, constitute a major portion of the operating costs of air, sea and land transportation companies. No more bankrupt airlines. Rail will emerge once again worldwide as an economical means of transporting bulk and heavy goods, as well as reviving the romantic aspect of travel by rail.

Fresh investment might be made in rail stock, in railway stations, in railroads in general, and past abandoned lines might be reopened. It has long been treated by most governments as the Cinderella of the transportation industry, whereas, in places like Europe, it is a favourite means of efficient, clean and comfortable transportation.

All special taxes on travel, especially airport and security taxes, which sometimes amount to 30% or more of the cost of travel, would be eliminated. It is not yet quite clear whether the new sales tax on non-essential goods and services would be applied to travel: the probability is that it would not. Travel on business would be considered essential; private travel - well, rest and relaxation is an essential part of healthy living, so this might also be exempt.

The elimination of fossil fuels will contribute greatly to maintaining a pollution-free environment on land, in the sea and in the air. Preparations for elimination of all pollution in air transportation were already underway in 2004 - see - 'Revolution in the Air'.

There are formulations for removing pollution from water using structured water and similar systems. A great deal of this information has disappeared for the moment.

Electron charge-cluster technology and anti-gravity devices will form the basis for most free-energy propulsion systems. Much of this can be read in The Journal of New Energy, edited by Hal Fox, whose company E.E.M.F. (Emerging Energies Marketing Firm - see will have a useful head start in this field. His laboratory is recognized by the ETs as the foremost on the planet in terms of new-energy device development and they will cooperate with him in further development.

It will be quite a challenge to meet the need for these new-energy devices, particularly conversion kits for conventional vehicles, tapping into space energies - how many automobiles, trucks and off-the-road vehicles are operating worldwide today? How many ships are operating on the high seas and inland waterways? How many jet aircraft and general aircraft are flying worldwide? Such a market is hard to comprehend. When one thinks of all the traditional industries which will cease to exist, it is easy to see that even more jobs will be created by the new industries springing up to take their place.

Modern jet transportation on the River Rhine - the Rheinjet
Modern jet transportation on the River Rhine - the Rheinjet

Marine operations would especially benefit from new, clean means of propulsion, but it would eliminate much of the need for oil and gas tankers, which could be refurbished for other purposes or scrapped. One of the principal sources for energy would be the atmosphere itself - going back to the 'fifties, when Nikola Tesla drove a vehicle around New York City without the use of gasoline. The demand will be so great that each country will be producing their own, helping to negate the loss of jobs in other industries. The military have been using extra-terrestrial technology for decades (against their fellow-citizens), but now the tables will be turned, and the technology will be put to good use ..... and the military put out to pasture.

Using water for fuel has been shown to be an effective alternative to fossil fuels, although it needs constant replacement - except for maritime operations. It may well continue as an alternative but not as the principal new source of energy.

In the meantime, what will happen to the petroleum industry? I should imagine that there might be severe penalties initially for price-fixing over the past decades; that the price of a litre of gas would go back to 5c, a US gallon to 20c (the prices I remember in the gas wars of 1971); or the industry would be nationalised and low prices prevail until there was no further need for gas-stations.

Aware of the dismal future outlook, prices at the gas pump are soaring at the moment to unheard of heights - making hay while the sun shines. The major shareholders of course will probably be sent 'off-planet' by this time, serving their individual sentences, so redistribution of assets will be the most likely scenario.

There have been a number of well meaning innovations in an attempt to replace fossil-fuelled engines, but none of these will lead the way in this coming Golden Age, which will be a disappointment to investors. In July 2009 a principal from one of the Hydro (Power) companies stated on TV that there was a bright future for their company - drivers would be 'filling up' their electric vehicles at 'power stations', which would replace the traditional gas-stations.

They are going to be disappointed. The electric power sources of the future will NOT require recharging as they will draw energy on a continuous basis from the atmosphere - in the same way that spacecraft are powered at the moment.

See also the article in the press about returning to the horse and cart which can be found in the Appendix!

So what are we looking at for the future?

Fiacres used today in Vienna for the tourist trade
In Vienna, rentable landaus called fiacres still carry tourists around the old city

The Brougham was a light, four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage built in the 19th century. It had an enclosed body with two doors, like the rear section of a coach; it sat two, sometimes with an extra pair of fold-away seats in the front corners, and with a box seat in front for the driver and a footman or passenger. The "Cadillac Brougham" of 2009?? Public domain Family photo 1910 of horse and buggy
The "Ford Maverick" of 2009??

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